Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Politkovskaya murder organized by a former police officer?

It would come a turning point in the investigation into the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya opposition, killed in Moscow shot to death on his way home October 7, 2006: the committee of inquiry has now confirmed not only the detention of a former official police as alleged organizer of the assassination, but also to have information on the principal of the crime.

The spokesman for the investigative committee, Vladimir Markin, said that the former Lieutenant Colonel Dmitri Pavliucenkov, at the time of the section responsible for shadowing the police in Moscow, "has received an order from an unidentified person and agreed to organize the ' Anna Politkovskaya's murder in exchange for a sum of money.

The former officer, for which today prompted the arrest, is alleged to have created a criminal group which would form part of the three Chechen brothers Makhmudov, including Rustam, the alleged perpetrator arrested last May after a long hiding . His two brothers, Dzhabrail and Ibragim, were acquitted at first instance in 2009, but now they are still under investigation along with the new Rustam current investigation, opened after the Russian Supreme Court overturned the acquittals.

Pavliucenkov, whose detention was announced last night by Dmitri Muratov, editor of Novaya Gazeta, the newspaper he worked for the Politkovaskaia, had been summoned as a witness in the first trial, but now its position has changed. According to Markin, the former officer has promised the money to the Makhmudov brothers, purchased and supplied the gun to Rustam Makhmudov, provided the address where Politkovskaya lived and make of his car. In the space of three days, Makhmudov have observed daily movements of Anna Politkovskaya, and October 7, 2006 Rustam has committed the murder of the journalist in front of her apartment building.

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